Apple is now selling refurbished units of the original iPad 16GB model at just $299. They’re currently out of stock, but since there are also 32GB and 64GB refurb models shipping within 24 hours, hopefully the 16GB will be re-stocked soon.
Given the enthusiasm for the HP TouchPad when it was on sale for around $100-150 this past weekend, there should be big interest in a $299 iPad. Even though it is not the current model, it still matches up well with nearly all rival tablets and still has a far greater range of apps available.
Here’s a link for Apple’s refurbished iPad deals page.